But never fear, Darth Cheney is here:
The Cheneys first donated $2.7 million in 2006 to establish their institute, which held its official ribbon-cutting ceremony in July 2007. Since then, Dick and Lynne Cheney have donated annually, upping the total amount of money to $3.5 million.Heartless bastard. Here's hoping the institute survives Obama Care.
The Cheney Cardiovascular Institute focuses on heart research, education and community service, with one of its local projects focusing on placing external defibrillators in community gathering spots in all of D.C.'s wards.
"These devices are critical to saving lives of those suffering from sudden cardiac arrest," a spokesman for Cheney's office said in a statement.